The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 12 August 2021 (Improve Your Vocabulary)


The Hindu Editorial VOCAB 12 August 2021

SLATE (verb) : आलोचना करना

  • Meaning: criticize severely.
  • अर्थ: कड़ी आलोचना करें।
  • Synonyms: attack, pillory, lambaste, revile. 
  • Antonyms: applaud, acclaim, compliment, admiration.
  • Example: The play was slated by the critics.

FOIST (verb) : थोपना

  • Meaning: impose an unwelcome or unnecessary person or thing on.
  • अर्थ: किसी अनहोनी या अनावश्यक व्यक्ति या बात को थोपना।
  • Synonyms: impose, force, thrust, inflict.
  • Antonyms: aid, help, overlook, prevent.
  • Example: The government has decided to foist yet another tax increase on the public.

PROCURE (verb) : परिश्रम से प्राप्त करना

  • Meaning: obtain (something), especially with care or effort.
  • अर्थ: प्राप्त (कुछ), विशेष रूप से देखभाल या प्रयास के साथ।
  • Synonyms: acquire, attain, earn, reap.
  • Antonyms: relinquish, surrender, yield, forfeit.
  • Example: You may have to barter with Jim to procure the essential supplies you need.

DAMNING (adjective) : घातक

  • Meaning: (of a circumstance or piece of evidence) strongly suggesting guilt or error.
  • अर्थ: (किसी परिस्थिति या साक्ष्य के टुकड़े) दृढ़ता से अपराधबोध या त्रुटि का सुझाव देना।
  • Synonyms: incriminating, derogatory, catastrophic, destructive.
  • Antonyms: auspicious, encouraging, optimistic, propitious.
  • Example: She waved back, wondering how the most damning of them all was also the only who seemed anywhere able to feel sympathy.

GRANULAR (adjective) : बारीक

  • Meaning: Resembling or consisting of small grains or particles.
  • अर्थ: छोटे अनाज या कणों से मिलकर बनता है।
  • Synonyms: powdery, grainy, gritty, sandy.
  • Antonyms: soft, fine, smooth, glossy.
  • Example: In the dry state, granular soil particles can be easily separated and identified.

CONTRAVENTION (noun) : उल्लंघन

  • Meaning: An action which offends against a law, treaty, or other ruling.
  • अर्थ: एक कार्रवाई जो एक कानून, संधि या अन्य शासन के खिलाफ होती है।
  • Synonyms: breach, violation, infringement, transgression.
  • Antonyms: compliance, conformity, obedience, adoption.
  • Example: These powers must be exercised on consideration of the likelihood of damage or distress caused by the contravention of the Act.

SCALDING(Adjective) : धधकते हुए

  • Meaning: If a liquid is scalding, it is extremely hot
  • अर्थ: यदि कोई तरल पदार्थ खुरच रहा है, यह बहुत गर्म है
  • Synonyms: blazing, blistering
  • Antonyms: cold, cool
  • Example:  Against her will, hot scalding tears burst from her eyes and down her cheeks.

ABSTEMIOUS (Adjective) : संयमी

  • Meaning: indulging only very moderately in something, especially food and drink.
  • अर्थ: किसी चीज में बहुत संयमपूर्वक भोजन करना, विशेष रूप से भोजन और पेय।
  • Synonym: temperate, abstinent, austere, moderate.
  • Antonym: self-indulgent, intemperate, rapacious, voracious.
  • Example: Although my husband is normally abstemious with his money, he will buy a ticket to a football game in a minute.

ARDUOUS(Adjective) : कठिन

  • Meaning: demanding great effort or labor; difficult
  • अर्थ: महान प्रयास या श्रम की माँग करना; कठिन
  • Synonyms: exhausting, grueling
  • Antonyms: facile, easy
  • Example: Needless to say, mastering a foreign language is an arduous challenge.

BESTOW(verb) : सम्मान देना

  • Meaning: to give something as an honour or present
  • अर्थ: किसी वस्तु को सम्मान या वर्तमान के रूप में देना
  • Synonyms: award, grant
  • Antonyms: take, deny
  • Example:The country’s highest medal was bestowed upon him for heroism.


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